Jacob Mantle

Jacob is a senior associate in the Competition, International Trade and Foreign Investment Group of our Toronto office. He assists both domestic and international clients on trade disputes and cross-border regulatory matters, including customs, economic sanctions, anti-dumping and countervailing duty, and investment dispute litigation.

Jacob provides advice to businesses regarding customs compliance (including Canada’s forced labour import ban), procurement, economic sanctions, and export controls, and to government clients on free trade agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) matters. Jacob regularly appears before the Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and Federal Courts.

Prior to joining Osler, Jacob worked at another Canadian law firm.


Representative Work

POSCO in connection with Canadian antidumping investigations and enforcement proceedings

Husteel Co. Ltd and Husteel Canada Co. Ltd in connection with Canadian antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and enforcement proceedings

Prior to joining Osler:

A coalition of plywood importers in connection with a successful no injury finding before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (case NQ-2020-002), and a successful dismissal of an application for judicial review (Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association v Canada (Attorney General), 2023 FCA 154).

LNG Canada and The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel in connection with a safeguard inquiry before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, successfully arguing against the implementation of a definitive safeguard measure on certain steel products (case GC-2018-001).

The Government of the United Kingdom in the negotiation of free trade and investment agreements.

The Government of Ontario in the CUSMA/USMCA negotiations.

A global automotive company on CUSMA/USMCA rules of origin.

A global fashion retailer in connection with establishing e-commerce fulfillment operations in Canada, including successfully accessing customs duty and GST relief.

A global footwear retailer in connection with a Canada Border Services Agency customs compliance verification.

An Ontario Municipality in designing procurement rules compliant with the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada the European Union.

Ashley Furniture Industries in connection with Canadian antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Delivering capacity-building seminars covering anti-dumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations to a Southeast Asian Government.

An electric power generation company in connection with compliance with Canada’s import ban on goods produced by forced labour.

Latest Insights

  • Webinar Jun 7, 2024

    Canada’s Forced Labour Import Ban and Other Energy-Related Trade Issues

    Canada's import ban on goods produced by forced or child labour, introduced in 2020 and expanded by the Fighting Against Forced Labour and...

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    Canada’s Forced Labour Import Ban and Other Energy-Related Trade Issues
  • Blog Apr 9, 2024

    Canada’s new sanctions FAQs offer more questions than answers

    The Canadian government has provided additional guidance on Canada’s autonomous economic sanctions, including those related to Russia, but the...

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    Canada’s new sanctions FAQs offer more questions than answers
  • Osler Update Apr 1, 2024

    Missed guidance: Canada’s new sanctions FAQs offer more questions than answers

    Global Affairs Canada has quietly updated its FAQs to provide new guidance on Canada’s autonomous economic sanctions, including those related to...

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    Missed guidance: Canada’s new sanctions FAQs offer more questions than answers
  • Osler Update Mar 1, 2024

    Canada amends Russia sanctions to combat sanctions evasion

    On February 21, 2024, Canada expanded the scope of its sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine, with amendments aimed in large...

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    Canada amends Russia sanctions to combat sanctions evasion

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in International Trade/WTO (Nationwide)

Community Involvement

  • Sessional Lecturer, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Queen’s University Faulty of Law, International Law Programs, Bader College Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 30/5/2024
Canada’s Forced Labour Import Ban and Other Energy-Related Trade Issues
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Published Work

Importing into Canada: Overview, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, March 2023

The Year in Review (Canada), American Bar Association, 2019 to Present


Credentials

Education

  • Queen’s University, JD
  • National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, JD Exchange Program
  • Canadian Society of Customs Brokers, Certified Customs Specialist, 2020
  • Queen’s University, BA (Hons.)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada
  • Canadian Society of Customs Brokers
  • National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America
  • American Association of Exporters and Importers
  • Transparency International
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • International Bar Association